Date: November 28th, 2017

Perasovic: “Our defense was good in the last few minutes of the match...”

Defeating Muratbey Uşak team 97-84 in the eighth-week match of Tahincioğlu Basketbol Super League game, Anadolu Efes head coach Velimir Perasovic stated his thoughts at the post-game press conference:
Perasovic: “Our defense was good in the last few minutes of the match...”

“First of all, I would like to say that I am happy because of the victory. The match was in the middle until the final quarter.  This isn’t our first issue, we are having trouble to find a rhythm at the end of the matches. Our defense was good in the last few minutes of the match. McCollum’s offensive performance was very important. I am happy because Doğuş’s injury isn’t so serious. Though, it is common to have these kinds of injuries in this intense tempo. Although, we do not wish to have any of these problems. By the way, we hope for Derrick Brown to be with us after AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano match in the training. Our expectation is for him to play with us in Baskonia match, he may participate in Crvena Zvezda match. We wait for an answer from our health team, we will decide then.”

Anadolu Efes’s successful player Birkan Batuk also stated his thoughts at the press conference: “It was a match that we didn’t start well. Unfortunately, we face such issues. We didn’t start well today but we started off the second half very well and played a tough basketball. We managed to win at the end. We knew that the match was going to be tough, as because there aren’t any easy matches. We have a very intense tempo and every team is strong enough to win over another. Today Muratbey Uşak could’ve won the match as well. We won when we increased the tempo. Now we have a very important Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano match. We will train in the best way for that match.”